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ICIT Concert: An Evening of New Graduate Work

Thursday, May 13, 2010
8:00 PM
Winifred Smith Hall
Admission Free
Presenting original compositions by:

This is the second concert presenting works by the graduate students of Integrated Composition, Improvisation, and Technology (ICIT), a new MFA program instituted last academic year by the Music Dept. ICIT embraces diverse forms of music making, challenging conventional distinctions between classical composition, computer music, improvisation, and jazz. It seeks to break down traditional limitations of academic programs, focusing on contemporary modes of creative music making and the critical discourses surrounding them. The works to be performed in this concert are primarily by the first-year cohort of ICIT graduate students.

This year, ICIT is collaborating with the ACE (Arts Computation Engineering) program to present an evening of new graduate works in music and technology-mediated art. There will be a joint reception, followed by the ICIT concert.

ACE 2010: Transmissions from Inside

May 13-May 20, 2010
6:00PM – 8:00PM
Beall Center for Art + Technology @ UCI

Works by:

  • Sean Voisen – The Uncanny Dream Machine
  • Johnson Yen – CounterCiv
  • David Resnick – Undulating Flux
  • Eric Mesple – Machine: Affecting Effect
  • Ian Hattwick – Guitamaton

This is a technology-mediated art exhibition featuring the artwork of the students in the Arts Computation Engineering (ACE) program at UCI. The areas explored in this exhibition include artificial intelligence, kinetic sculpture, interactive music, videogame modding, and critical theory. Emerging technologies create contexts for new social and cultural practices. ACE set out to provide the best training for producers, practitioners, theorists and managers of such new forms. Being new, it follows that no existing discipline has all the necessary tools. ACE seeks to provide the optimum education via a radically interdisciplinary combination of training in arts and cultural practice, rigorous technical training and rigorous historical and theoretical contextualisation, all combined in graduation by linked project and thesis.

Joint ICIT & ACE Reception:

Thursday, May 13
6:00PM – 8:00PM
Beall Center for Art + Technology @ UCI